Brothers [2001]

The Brothers [2001]

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The soundtrack to this buddy movie starring African-American actors Shemar Moore (The Young and the Restless) and Morris Chestnutt (The Best Man), as well as comedians D. L. Hughley (The Kings of Comedy) and Bill Bellamy (Love Jones) features a brotherhood of contemporary rap and R&B's hottest stars. With a seductive set of songs including…  See more details below


The soundtrack to this buddy movie starring African-American actors Shemar Moore (The Young and the Restless) and Morris Chestnutt (The Best Man), as well as comedians D. L. Hughley (The Kings of Comedy) and Bill Bellamy (Love Jones) features a brotherhood of contemporary rap and R&B's hottest stars. With a seductive set of songs including Eric Benet's up-tempo complaint "Love Don't Love Me," Snoop Dogg's mack greeting "Hi 2 U," and Dave Hollister's musical vow to love his lady "Forever," this album is just as enticing as the film's playboy cast.

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Another in the ever-lengthening series of African-American romantic comedies of the late '90s and early '00s, The Brothers provides an excuse for a various-artists compilation of contemporary R&B music. "Featuring all new music," reads a note on the album cover, which also lists all the recording artists, who range from veterans like Maze featuring Frankie Beverly to more recent acts such as Somethin' for the People featuring Fuzzy. An unusually large number of the tracks, five out of 16, are ringers, not actually heard in the film. Curiously, these songs, which include AB's "Happy," Dave Hollister's "Forever," and No Question's "Remember Us," seem to support the film's romantic theme particularly well. But so do many of the ones included, notably Eric Benét's "Love Don't Love Me," in which the singer confesses, "Fear of commitment is a hard habit to break." This is not entirely a collection of slow jams, however, with the likes of Snoop Dogg bringing a typically blunt, physical tone to his rap on "Hi 2 U." The producers don't seem to have decided how far to go in terms of the usual vulgarities. "Let It Go" by Jaheim featuring Castro has an obscenity edited out, but in the next track, "Two of a Kind" by Eddie Levert, Sr. featuring Gerald Levert, a variant of the same word gets through. (The album is not stickered for explicit content.) Marcus Miller wrote the score for the film, but one gets only a taste of it in "The Love Theme," which concludes the album. Though no track really stands out, there would seem to be plenty of possibilities for singles from this collection, if properly promoted, which could make the soundtrack more memorable than the film from which (some of) it comes.

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Warner Bros Uk

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gerald LeVert   Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals
Beres Hammond   Vocals
Diane Barnett   Violin
Frankie Beverly   Rhythm Guitar,Vocals,Background Vocals
Paul Jackson   Guitar
Ricky Lawson   Drums
Lil' Johnny   Background Vocals
Marcus Miller   Vocals
Peter Nocella   Viola
Harvey Price   Percussion
Christine Reeves   Violin
Salaam Remi   Organ,Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Jimmy Roach   Guitar
Willie Ross   Guitar
Joel Smith   Bass Guitar
Meech Wells   Keyboards
Carl Wheeler   Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sherena Wynn   Background Vocals
Jane Richter   French Horn
R.O.C.   Track Performer
Eric Benét   Vocals
Michael "Patches" Stewart   Trumpet
Olga Konopelsky   Violin
Emma Kummrow   Violin
Charlene Kwas   Violin
Sophie Labiner   Harp
Niles McKinney   Keyboards
Igor Szwec   Violin
Gregory Teperman   Violin
Mark Ward   Celli
Lil' Mo   Track Performer
Daniel Johnson   Background Vocals
Dave Barnett   Viola
Roame   Background Vocals
Johnnie Croom   Organ,Keyboards
Stacey McGee   Bass,Guitar,Strings,Keyboards
Jaheim   Track Performer
RL   Vocals,Background Vocals
B   Track Performer
Jubu   Guitar
Lynne Beiler   Celli
George Barnett   French Horn
Daniel Johnson   Background Vocals
Tank for the Base   Background Vocals
Michael Stewart   Trumpet
Charles Parker   Violin

Technical Credits

Gerald LeVert   Producer
Somethin' for the People   Producer,Engineer
Alison Ball-Gabriel   Executive Producer
Frankie Beverly   Producer
Keith Clark   Programming
Jermaine Dupri   Producer
Brian Frye   Engineer
Brian Gardner   Mastering
Dave Hollister   Producer
David Kahne   Producer,Engineer
Adam Kudzin   Engineer
Eddie Levert   Composer
Lil' Johnny   Arranger
David Luke   Engineer
Damon Miley   Vocal Producer
Marcus Miller   Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Salaam Remi   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Jimmy Roach   Producer
Sauce   Programming,Producer,Engineer,drum programming
Meech Wells   Producer
Eric Williams   Producer
Curt Wilson   drum programming
Rick Barretta   Engineer
Gary Noble   Engineer
Dennis Williams   String Arrangements
Eric Benét   Composer,Producer,Engineer
Chris Smith   drum programming
Cassie Bonner   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
Pilar McCurry   Executive Producer
Doug McHenry   Executive Producer
Booker T   Engineer
Ken Johnston   Engineer
Daniel Johnson   Arranger
Che Pope   Producer
Ivan "St. Ives" Walker   Engineer
Pascal Volberg   Engineer
Jamie Siegel   Engineer
Chris Frazer Smith   drum programming
Wesley Hogges   Producer
Curtis "Sauce" Wilson   drum programming
Johnnie Croom   Programming,Producer
Damon Jer'Core   Programming,Producer,Vocal Producer
Stacey McGee   Programming,Producer
Demonté Posey   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Instrumentation
RL   Producer
V.A.   Engineer
Booker T. Jones   Engineer
Bryan-Michael Cox   Producer
DJ Mighty MI   Producer
Gary Hardwick   Executive Producer
Donny Harell   Producer
Daniel Johnson   Arranger
Tank for the Base   Producer,Instrumentation
Jazz Nixon   Arranger,Producer,Instrumentation
Sam Thomas   Engineer
David "D-Lo" Lopez   Engineer,Tracked By
Durrell Babbs   Composer
Cassie   Producer,Engineer
Walter Millsap   Producer,drum programming,Instrumentation

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Brothers [2001] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Good luck to the new and upcoming recording artist Ab what a voice. I've followed his career from an early age and watched as he worked day and night believing that one day he would have something alot more to share with the world. So young so talented and so handsome this young man will surely take the world by storm. Watch and see and share the blessings you will recieve from knowing and listening to him what a great young man. May he go far and God Bless him. For in my eyes he will always be my son and in my heart he will always be my love. Take it from someone who knows him best. Love you Adam Mom.